Went 5km over Speed Limit, Will I Get Fined? VIC

hey everyone i was driving on eastlink i went 5 km over the speed limit (105km/h) i am so scared now…. the question is will i get fined? i think i was at between boronia road/burwood highway

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    I've been pinged for going over by a lesser amount in WA, but I think there a few factors that determine whether you will, like if there are other cars in the shot, how clear the photo is, that sort of thing. I've been flashed a few times without getting a fine.

  • +1 vote

    the mounted speed cameras are - wellington road bridge, greens road. Between Boronia Road and Burwood Highway i don't think there is any mounted speed cameras :)

  • +10 votes

    Your car was likely not going the exact same speed as what your speedo displayed. Many cars are usually a few km slower than their speedo shows unless you have oversized tyres.

    Did a speed camera flash you? If it did and there were no other cars around you then I would think you may get a fine in the mail. If you didnt notice a flash then you may be in luck.

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      ^ This

      Whenever I have driven past a speed check thing my actual speed is always 5% slower than what the speedo says. It may not be the same for everyone though as when I first got my car I was following a friend on a long drive and to keep up to him I was doing 105, then when i asked him why he was doing 105 he said he was just at 100.

  • +17 votes

    Yes. 100%. High level offence, possible jail time. Be prepared to have your car confiscated and crushed at a bare minimum.

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      and a bill to pay from vicroads for giving you that service.

      • +2 votes

        Youll get a "please remove your cube" notice in a few weeks. Then after you collect your cube, you can put the whole scary experience behind you and get on with the rest of your life.

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      If its a first offence, you should escape jail. But never, ever speed again coz now the satellites are monitoring you….best to remain scared

      • -1 vote

        If he wears an aluminium foil hat, the satellites wont get him.

  • +1 vote

    Why are you scared? You're just helping out the government! Though highly unlikely you will get a fine, Unless (as above) about oversized tyres.

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    105 is 100 or less on nearly all speedos. Test yours out with one of those apps. I use this one.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mrchops.an...

    •  

      Not much good when you get busted for driving whilst using your mobile…

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        Use it once only, with the pasenger taking the readings, to calibrate your speedo with reality.

  • +1 vote

    "i went 5 km over the speed limit (105km/h) i am so scared now"

    Scared?
    Wow, you haven't lived much have you

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      Since the driver could be young, perhaps on their P's and not aware of how many points they might lose or how much the fine may be, s/he could understandably be a bit scared, particularly if they are on limited income. I have no idea if that is the case of course.

      Remember that everyone's ability to pay a fine may not be the same as yours. Even a low end fine might mean they aren't able to pay their rent or get their regular groceries for that week, although I understand that in most cases you can pay off on a payment plan if there is hardship involved.

      • -1 vote

        "Since the driver could be young, perhaps on their P's and not aware of how many points they might lose or how much the fine may be"

        But 5 seconds on the internet will sort that out now wont it.

        "Even a low end fine might mean they aren't able to pay their rent"

        It's always the LL that gets ripped off first.
        Bet the offender still managed to go out to party Friday night, possibly still made that appointment for new tatts on Saturday and they definitely would still put credit on their phone to upload 100 inane selfies.

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          Yeah you are probably right if you mean Landlord, unless they are facing eviction in which case it might be different.

          The thing is, neither you or I know much about this person aside from the fact their fear comes from uncertainty and they seem a little green. They are posting here to get a little help and a clearer understanding and perhaps dont realise what info is available online or how to find it. Perhaps they already know the amount of the potential fine and points lost and it still has them worried.

          Personally I would rather help them out than have a go at them for asking. (the downvote wasnt from me BTW)

  • +3 votes

    Better Call Saul

  •  

    I was doing 120kmh in 100kmh in WA got fined for 108. Most likely either tolerance 10kmh+- or my speedometer is wrong. I always try to stay within the extra 10kmh to avoid getting any dermit points, school zone is a big NO NO.

  • +1 vote

    If you do get a fine, here is some information that may be of assistance.

    I live in Victoria. Not sure if this works in all states.

    Depending on how long you have been driving, if you have a good driving record (2 years I think), you can send in a letter requesting that your fine be withdrawn and an official warning sent in its place.

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      After knowing about this i really wish to live in Victoria if i dont have to pay for tolls.

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        What I was taking about is speeding fines, not tolls. Unfortunately, we cannot get out of paying those.

        • +3 votes

          You can get off with a warning if its within 14kph and you have a good driving history etc. heres the site with the info http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?document_id=10369 and here is the main paragraph(s) if you don't want to read it all :

          Each application for an official warning is reviewed on a case-by-case basis with factors such as the circumstances, time of offence, weather conditions, traffic density and type of road/land abutting taken into account. For example, if you recently received a speeding fine but have had a good driving record in the past.

          For a speeding offence less than 10 kilometers per hour over the speed limit an official warning may be issued if you:

          Hold a current driver's licence, including probationary or current learner driver's permit
          Have not been issued with a speeding, other traffic Infringement or official warning within the previous two (2) years
          Have an alleged speed less than 10 kilometres per hour over the speed limit, and
          Do not deny that you committed the offence.

          if its 10-14kph you have to have had a good history for 3 years.

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          @SuperTeD1982:

          Thank you for providing this thorough information. Good for all to know.

  •  

    It's Victoria, land of the revenue raiser, you're boned.

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      why would you think that? is it the red light and speed camera on every second corner or the outrageous tolls for traffic congested roads? :P :D

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        Yeah cameras everywhere, for our 'safety' - you know, the ones which don't send you a letter until 3 days later… because clearly that's going to help at the time of driving foolishly..

        Ugh, this state.

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          i think it was more funny that about a year or 2 ago they were talking about introducing a toll on the westgate, the most congested arterial in melbourne during peak hour. i wouldnt be surprised if it happens yet.

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          @SuperTeD1982:

          The West Gate was tolled in its early days…now because it's the only freeway-grade crossing between the East/South-East and West (The Bolte is already tolled and because it runs North-South, you still need to take the Footscray Road or Dynon Road bridge over to the west), it is free. It hasn't been tolled since 1985 if I remember reading it correctly.

        • -1 vote

          @twister292: you seem to remember correctly, and have an unbelievable memory, what your point being is yet to be seen other than arguments.

  • +1 vote

    All cars now have hidden cameras, GPS tracking and wifi installed so the police can see who is driving and how fast the car is going in real-time, 24/7. They build up a profile of your driving habits and if you speed regularly they will setup a speed trap in the most likely place to catch you. I know all of this because I work as a barman and everyone tells me everything.

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      Your patrons are probably not far off the money, although perhaps a few years early with their theory (or it could already be happening to some degree).

      Google and Apple already obtain live location and speed data from GPS enabled smart phones (Windows phones too??), this is so they can enable live traffic reporting on their mapping systems.

      Then you have new metadata rentention laws potentially giving govt departments access to this info. Put 2 and 2 together and its not a far stretch to see that departments may use this info to find potential spots to install a fixed or mobile speed camera. Much better than just sticking a camera in some random spot.

      Then you have apps like the AAMI safe driver app which monitors your driving habits and rewards you if you are a good boy or girl, which basically means it penalises you if you arent. At present this sort of app is just experimental and not mandatory, but its also a sign of things to come.

      So whilst much of what drunken nutters say to you across the bar is bullshit, there may be some truth in what they are saying. The thing with most nutters and conspiracy theorists is they grab onto every story they hear and regurgitate it all as fact which dilutes any truth in what they are saying.